Category Archives: art

Weekender: April 5-6

<ART> Saturday, April 5 J. Cobb Ultra Pop! 960 Barret Ave. facebook.com/UltraPopShop Free; 6 p.m. The first thing you need to know, to avoid any confusion, is that artist J. Cobb’s day job is art director of this publication. Before you go accusing us of playing favorites, we’re here to say, “Heck, yeah, we’re playing […]

Hatmaker Sarah Havens to speak at “Food for Thought”

Pre-registration required. Hatmaker Sarah Havens is speaking at the Louisville Visual Art Association’s next “Food for Thought” on Tuesday, April 8 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Rd. LVAA members $15, non-members $25. Includes lunch, dessert and beverages. Pre-paid reservations by Friday, April 4. Contact LVAA at 584-8166 ext. 100 to […]

April 4 First Friday Trolley Hop

The First Friday Trolley Hop is on the the first Friday of the month, April 4. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. “Party Animals” by Amy Wiedl is opening during First Friday at Block Party […]

‘NIGHT LIGHTS — A Multimedia Exhibition’ @ PYRO Gallery

<ART> April 3-May 11 ‘NIGHT LIGHTS — A Multimedia Exhibition’ PYRO Gallery 909 E. Market St. • 587-0106 pyrogallery.com Art begets art. For photographer C.J. Pressma, an early influence was the Fellini film “Roma,” when electrical sparks from a streetcar illuminated a nighttime city street. Fast forward to 2012, the year Pressma visited New Mexico […]

“Stars of the Silver Screen by George Hurrell at Paul Paletti Gallery

The Paul Paletti Gallery, 713 E. Market St., 589-9254, is showing “Stars of the Silver Screen: Through the Lens of George Hurrell” from April 3-June 30.  A special reception will be on Thursday, April 3 from 5-8 p.m.

“A Wilderness of Monkeys” by Art Snake at Swanson Contemporary

Rodney Hatfield, aka Art Snake, is showing “A Wilderness of Monkeys” at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market St., 589-5466, from April 3-May 10. The preview party is Thursday, April 3 from 5-8 p.m.

Danica Novgorodoff book signing, lecture & show

Artist, writer and graphic designer Danica Novgorodoff will have a public lecture, book signing and exhibition on Thursday, April 3 at the Kentucky School of Art’s 849 Gallery, 295-1945, 849 S. Third St. The exhibition opening is from 5-6 p.m., followed by the lecture (open to the public) and book signing. The exhibition continues through […]

Photo exhibition & panel discussion on 1974 tornado

The main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611, is showing a photography exhibition on the 1974 tornado from April 3-20. There is also a panel discussion on Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. (free and open to the public).

“Nightscapes” by Sunny Ra at PUBLIC

The Louisville Visual Art Association’s PUBLIC Gallery, 131 W. Main St., 235-3088, is showing “Nightscapes” by Sunny Ra from April 2-May 24. Ra is giving a gallery talk on Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m.

“BOXED SETS” by Brad Devlin extended

Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., 581-8277, has extended the Brad Devlin exhibition “BOXED SETS” through April 12.

“Surrender to Color” by Meg Krakowiak at Kore

“Surrender to Color” by Meg Krakowiak is showing at Kore Art Gallery, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., from April 1-30. The reception is Friday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m.

Call for volunteers to help build Jeffersonville Earthship Bench

Volunteers are needed to help build the Jeffersonville Earthship Bench. They are building a sustainable “S” curve bench using old tires, wine bottles and more. This piece will be constructed on-site in downtown Jeffersonville over a two-weekend period beginning on April 18. This is the first of four benches that are to be built in […]

Weekend visual art events

“PRESS: Artist & Machine” will open on Saturday, March 29 at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St. It runs through June 1. The next SWAN (Supporting Women Artists Now) Day is Saturday, March 29 at PYRO Gallery, 909 W. Market St. from 1-2 p.m. The event celebrates female writers, musicians, […]

March 28 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

F.A.T. Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, March 28. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley. “The Figure Revealed” Third Biennial Nude Exhibition at Kaviar Gallery, 1718 Frankfort […]

Closing reception for “Villians!”

“Villians!” with Chris Reeves and Matt Wiseman is having a closing reception on Friday, March 28 from 5-9 p.m. at the Green Building Gallery, 732 E. Market St., 561-1162.

“Paranoid History Painting” special lecture

Professor John Curley is presenting a special lecture on “Paranoid History Painting: Andy Warhol’s and Gerhard Richter’s Cold War Conspiracies” on Thursday, March 27 from 6-7 p.m. at U of L’s Rauch Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

“Animal Attraction!” at Gallery 104

“Animal Attraction!” is showing at Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. in La Grange, 502-222-3822, from March 25-May 10. The reception is Thursday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m.

Call for nude models

Photographer John Nation is looking for people to be photographed in the nude for his upcoming show at Galerie Hertz. All ages, sizes, genders and race welcome. You could wear a mask if necessary (because of job or family concerns). Contact Nation at johnhnation@gmail.com or 502-296-0148.

Weekend visual art events

The art/business innovator IDEAS 40203 is sponsoring “The King’s Kitechen Garden Fete” on Saturday, March 22 to raise funds for the UrbanGreen Project. It will send students from YouthBuild Louisville to work at the kitchen garden started by Louis XIV at Versailles, France. Nucleus Building, 300 Market St., 7:30 p.m.

Tom Cannady @ Repurposed Modern

<ART> Sunday, March 23 Tom Cannady Repurposed Modern 8101 Warwick Ave. repurposedmodern.com Free; 3 p.m. If your fantasy escape scenarios look anything like Don Draper running off to southern California, then surely you know about Repurposed Modern, Louisville’s premier mid-century modern gallery and retail store. Now, in addition to salivating over exquisitely designed couches, ashtrays […]